During filming in Argentina, Jeremy Clarkson nearly got everyone on the Top Gear production team killed in yet another hilarious gaffe.
The gaffe-prone Top Gear presenter drove around Argentina in a car with the numberplate ‘H982 FKL’.
This was interpreted by some locals as something that a producer had thought of for a cheap sight gag about the 1982 Falklands conflict in which nearly 1,000 people died.
Seeing the funny side, the Argentinians gamefully joined in and attempted to kill the BBC crew with pickaxes, rocks, and fire.
Clarkson protested that the choice of number plate had been an unfortunate coincidence that would inadvertently make controversial television.
“This is just like the times when I coincidentally said the n-word, coincidentally joked about lorry drivers being prostitute-murderers, and coincidentally referred to an Asian man as a ‘slope’,” he said.
“Oh, and the other times when I coincidentally did a Nazi salute when talking about a German car, coincidentally described Mexicans as lazy and feckless, and coincidentally was a small-minded middle-aged middle-England idiot about basically everything…it’s just bad luck.”
“Those Top Gear lads – they do make me laugh,” said fan Joanna Brompton. “Particularly when they’re close to death after taunting notoriously nationalist foreigners. Those are far and away the best bits.”
A BBC spokesperson was clear that Clarkson would be facing consequences for his actions. “We take these matters very seriously here at the BBC,” they said. “Which is why we’ve already commissioned another series.”
The resulting episode is already being described as ‘possibly even funnier than that one where Richard Hammond nearly died in a crash’.